After more than 30 years of dedication to the Carano Family, Philip DeManczuk, Restaurant and Wine Director of Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, retired on Sunday. He plans to spend his well-deserved golden days scuba diving in the Bahamas, visiting friends in Nashville and catching up with family in The Hamptons.
DeManczuk’s accolades with Sterling’s include earning Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” sixteen times and being voted as one of the Top 100 restaurants in the nation for “Best Service” by OpenTable. As well, OpenTable recently named Sterling’s as the most successful and most booked fine dining restaurant in Reno/Tahoe out of 72 that take reservations via OpenTable.
While DeManczuk will be greatly missed, Silver Legacy is also excited to announce the promotion of Gary Steininger, formerly Sterling’s Maître d’, to Restaurant and Wine Director. Steininger will soon celebrate 11 years of spectacular service at Sterling’s, having come from years at the award-winning Armani’s Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, a Hyatt-Regency restaurant. He is a member of the Guild of Master Sommeliers and a level one Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, America. Steininger is currently working on his Certified Sommelier credentials.